Fat Chance [Lesléa Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Leibowitz as she dreams of. Fat Chance: The Novel [Leslea Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Liebowitz as she. Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat. And she’s convinced, as she confides in her diary, that she’d be happier if she were skinnier. So when Judi becomes friendly with.

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Judi is thrilled she can “have her cake and eat it, too and she won’t gain weight. He gets into every corner of nutrition It was just okay. If you want to live longer in addition to many other benefits such as losing weightread this book cover to cover. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists. Jun 17, Andrea Holladay-Bachman rated it really liked it Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Within two weeks, I had lost a couple of pounds.

Fat Chance

To ask other readers questions about Fat Chanceplease sign up. Nancy is a girl that Judi idolizes; she’s super skinny, wears make-up and dates a 9th grader. May 20, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: I remember asking the librarian in my middle school – I was in 7th grade at the time – if she had any books on the subject and she was stunned that I had asked. I was then fortunate to find out that he was coming out with a book at the end of December.

The main character is charming and refreshing. She’s convinced that if only she had “creamy thighs and amazing cheekbones that look like I’m always sipping through a straw” her best friend Monica wouldn’t have stolen the boy she had a crush on.


Original review, November Three months later, I had lost a solid 12 pounds by my doctor’s scale. Refresh and try again. She is also the author of many books for adults that deal with lesbian identity, Jewish identity and the intersection and collision between the two. Also, while reading this book, you end up really remembering being in the 8th grade, hating your body, wishing to be the beautiful, popular girl, daydreaming about the ridiculously handsome guy, thinking your mother just won’t understand.

This was the only one they had and I read it in about three days.

So maybe other people wouldn’t give this five stars, but really, it’s one of my favorite books of all time. So when Judi becomes friendly with pencil-thin, glamorous Nancy Pratt, she learns Nancy’s secret and joins her in the secret binge-and-purge cycles of bulimia. This book should be required reading for adolescent girls. But what holds her back is her mom always preparing fattening and chane calorie foods every single day for dinner. Judi really doesn’t want the same thing to happen to her but she just can’t control her disorder and the worst part is, she can’t or doesn’t want to tell anyone, not even her own mother.

As Judi believes every word Nancy says, she has picked up the habit to purge to lose weight and get closer to her goal.

A fairly average young adult novel written in the style of an 8th grader’s diary. Judi is sure that isn’t the lfslea to happiness.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Usually I love weight loss novels – or at least the idea of them.

My cholesterol readings were within the normal range. Jun 01, Angel rated it it was amazing. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Instead of this book helping me to realize my disordered way of thinking and eating, I found that it gave me more ideas on how to hide my symptoms from friends and family. He also states very clearly that he has scientific back-up to all of his fqt.


Through Judi’s obsession to lose what to some may seem an insignificant amount of weight, it becomes clear that the mind gat a person with bulimia is far from normal and their body image issues produce increasingly irrational arguments most of us would never understand.

Judi is worried about her weight and wants to do anything to be skinny. Jul 20, Stephanie A. Putnam Press Scholastic It got the point across and I connected with the character.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I just wish the world was a gentler place. It will win no Pulitzer I rarely give books five stars. Not only does it have to be flawless, but it generally has to accomplish something absolutely marvelous.

Apr 14, Diana rated it it was amazing. I personally really liked Fat Chance.

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While I knew that white sugar, white flour, etc. Per scrivere cose del genere molto meglio Kaya Sword. God, I really, really love this book. But this one, like too many others, become a tiresome tale of how the girl loses weight, feels better, goes through a bad time, gains most of it back, then finds a support system and learns to love herself while slowly becoming healthy again.

I recommend this book to everyone because I think it explains you pretty well how certain kids feel at this point of their life. Another eating disorders title. But this book got fqt rare five stars.

It will win no Pulitzers, no Nobels.